As an innovative preview to his upcoming sophomore album Waiting On You, Nashville's Americana-soul slinger Sam Lewis released 12 live unadorned performance videos, one for each song on the record, premiered simultaneously through 12 different outlets early this morning. The event creates a virtual live show that takes place in an Americana corner of the internet that you can navigate, one after another. Due out on April 21st via Brash Music, Waiting On You features songs that reverberate with earnest emotion and restless energy, rich with the intimate lyricism of folk, country's raw integrity, and a lived-in muscularity born of Lewis' captivating vocal timbre.
01 - "3/4 Time" - Folk Alley
02 - "Love Me Again" - The Bluegrass Situation
03 - "Waiting On You" - Diffuser
04 - "She's A Friend" - Elmore Magazine
05 - "Things Will Never Be The Same" - Guitar World's Acoustic Nation
06 - "Talk To Me" - Culture Collide
07 - "Reinventing The Blues" - The Boot
08 - "Never Again" - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
09 - "Texas" - Music Times
10 - "Little Time" - PopMatters
11 - "Virginia Avenue" - NKD Magazine
12 - "I'm Coming Home" - Artist Direct
With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternatrually soulful voice, Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Music City's most talented new tunesmiths. The follow-up to his 2012 self-titled debut, Waiting On You features appearances by several generations of Nashville royalty including Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lana Del Rey, Ray Lamontagne), guitarist Darrell Scott (Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Robert Plant), harmonica legend Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young), guitarist Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell), pianist Gabe Dixon (Paul McCartney, Supertramp), and Nashville's favorite vocal group The McCrary Sisters (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin).
Last summer, Lewis united his all-star team at Southern Ground Studios, the site of classic recordings by Kris Kristofferson, Tony Joe White, and Roy Orbison, with roots music maestro and producer Oliver Wood (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Shemekia Copeland, Kathy Mattea) of acclaimed group The Wood Brothers. As on his previous recordings, the band played together live on the studio floor, tracking a dozen songs in just two and a half days. The cast of iconic players ably adds texture and filigree while never overburdening Lewis’ elemental ballads and finely etched character studies. This 12-track gem reveals Lewis to be an exceptionally gifted troubadour, forthright, genuine, and completely his own.
“I live what I write,” says Sam Lewis. “But the older I get, the more I find that some songs are actually ahead of my physical evolution. It’s weird. I live all of my songs but some of ‘em, I think I haven’t yet lived through.”
Apr. 09 - Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot (April Residency)
Apr. 10 - Lexington, KY @ Willies Locally Known
Apr. 16 - Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot (April Residency)
Apr. 23 - Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot (April Residency)
Apr. 25 - Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
Apr. 26 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Apr. 27 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Apr. 30 - Maryville, TN @ Barleys Taproom
May 01 - Kingston, TN @ Ladd's Landing
May 02 - Johnson City, TN @ The Willow Tree
Jun. 26 - Dover, DE @ Big Barrel Festival
Jun. 27 - New York, NY @ Midtown Live
Sam Lewis is available for interviews and performances.
Digital and physical copies of Waiting On You are available upon request.
For more information, please contact:
Missing Piece Group
Erik Andersen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael Krumper (email@example.com)